Midwifery - Advanced Practice

The Advanced Practice (Midwifery) is a part time level 9 programme providing registered midwives with opportunities to build on existing qualifications and clinical experience to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally. The programme aims to foster learning enabling practitioners to practice both autonomously and collaboratively in a defined area of advanced practice, meeting national health policy reform in addressing population healthcare needs.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Practice (Midwifery) is a complementary addition to the MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery), as part of in a national collaboration between 5 universities (UCD, UCC, NUIG, TCD and UL) and a successful Health Service Executive (HSE) tender, delivered in partnership with the HSE. The Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Practice (Midwifery), meets the educational pathway as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), Department of Health and University of Limerick curriculum regulations. On completion, students will be eligible to apply for registration as an Advanced Midwife Practitioner (RAMP).

Key Fact

The primary aim of this programme is to enable the graduate to develop personally and professionally, to become a competent practitioner at advanced practice level. The realisation of this goal is guided by three key dimensions, encompassed within the education philosophy of the curriculum, focusing on the student, the professional understanding of midwifery and emerging practice levels.

Entry requirements

Have a minimum of an MSc degree in Nursing or Midwifery or equivalent.

Have a certificate in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing.

Hold active registration on the midwife division of the professional register maintained by the NMBI.

Provide evidence of support from an employer and completed Site Declaration Forms.

Provide nomination and confirmation of a clinical and professional mentor (completed Site Declaration Forms).

Applicants must comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for nurse/midwife prescribing; the candidate must have three years' recent post registration clinical experience in midwifery (this must be within the past five years) with the equivalent of one-year full-time experience in the specific area of practice.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
• Advanced Practice Decision Making for Health Professionals

Spring/Summer Semester
• Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum 1 (Midwifery)
• Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum 2 (Midwifery)

Duration

1 Year Part Time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Pg Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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